Saturday, October 20, 2007

Boston Community Gardens

In Boston, we stayed with a friend who lived along the Southwest Greenway. The bike path into downtown Boston passes community gardens of all shapes and sizes, playgrounds and seats for repose. The Southwest Greenway has an interesting history. It runs along the Orange Subway line, which was due to become a 12-lane highway in the 1970s. The community managed to stop this project and instead of highway, created a greenway.
A courtyard wall in Jamaica Plain with highly creative re-use of containers for growing plants.
There's even a plastic bag doing a fine job of containing soil and green material.
And Ashley harvests the first radish of the season from her community garden plot.

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